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No specific identity fraud training is provided to staff in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). No 'front desk' facilities are provided by the ODPM to meet members of the public. Administrative staff are advised to request that members of the public put any requests for information, financial or otherwise, in writing.
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The Government have provided advice on pandemic influenza planning to local authorities and other category one responders under the Civil Contingencies Act in a variety of forms and through a range of mechanisms. This includes the general advice contained in the UK pandemic contingency plan as well as tailored advice for local authorities via the Local Government Association and the Regional Resilience Teams based in the Government offices in the English regions.
|Grant payment (£ million)|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) proposed total and (b) percentage net change in formula grant is between 200506 and 200607, taking into account the 200405 and 200506 amending reports for the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and how many local authorities in (i) Greater London, (ii) metropolitan authorities, (iii) all purpose authorities and (iv) shire counties had a (A) larger and (B) smaller percentage increase on a similar basis than the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Mr. Woolas: The proposed net change in formula grant on a like-for-like basis, taking into account the 200405 and 200506 amending reports for the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne between 200506 and 200607 is £5.424 million or 3.7 per cent.
Class of authority
|(a) Authorities with an increase larger than Newcastle-upon-Tyne||(b) Authorities with an increase smaller than Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|London boroughs including the city of London||1||32|
|Unitary authorities including the Isle of Scilly||8||39|
Anne Main: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance his Department has given to (a) other Government departments and (b) executive agencies within other Government Departments on reorganising their administrative functions on a regional basis. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) does not provide specific guidance to other Government Departments, or their executive agencies, on reorganising their administrative functions regionally. The ODPM works closely with other Departments on a range of issues to develop the most effective policies, structures and institutions.
For example, the Government Offices in the Regions now incorporate the work often Departments into a single, regional organisation to ensure that policies and programmes are co-ordinated efficiently and effectively to achieve maximum effect.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent meetings he has held with (a) local authorities and (b) other interested groups concerning the development and maintenance of council housing; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister has regular meetings with local authorities and outside interest groups concerning housing policy at which a number of issues are discussed.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total expenditure of the (a) Standards Board for England and (b) Adjudication Panel was in each year since it was established; and what the budget is for (i) 200506 and (ii) 200607. 
Mr. Woolas: Information on the amount of grant provided each year to the Standards Board for England and expenditure on the Adjudication Panel, the costs of which are included in the board's budget, is tabled as follows:
|Grant to standards board including costs of adjudication panel|
Expenditure on adjudication panel
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Valuation Office Agency has (a) to publish online and (b) to make publicly available (i) business property and (ii) domestic property attribute information; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: Attribute data for the majority of business properties is currently available on the Valuation Office Agency's website at: www.voa.gov.uk, through the summary valuation scheme. The Valuation Office Agency has no plans to make attribute information publicly available for domestic property following the postponement of the council tax revaluation in England.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the results of the acute hospital portfolio 200506 service user satisfaction surveys; and if she will make a statement. 
The acute hospital portfolio service users satisfaction survey is part of reviews of diagnostic services and medicines management being carried out by the Healthcare Commission at acute trusts. The chairman of the Commission has confirmed that the national results of the reviews, including those from the service users satisfaction survey, will be published in the summer.
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Caroline Flint [holding answer 19 January 2006]: The cost of such a policy is dependent on a number of factors including some which would be commercially confidential. As such, an estimated cost cannot be provided for such a strategy.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when (a) she and (b) other Ministers at her Department first saw the full business case for redevelopment at the Barts and the London NHS Trust. 
Jane Kennedy: Department officials have not yet concluded their review of the full business case for the Barts and the London private finance initiative scheme. When this is complete, it will be submitted to my office for approval. Therefore, I understand that neither the Secretary of State nor any other Minister has seen the full business case.
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